Status: Channel Islands native species.
Description: A large, cryptically coloured grasshopper with darker bands across the forewings and a marked keel on the pronotum. Distinctive in flight when bright blue basal patches with dark borders on the hind wings are shown.
Stridulation: Only heard during courtship; soft, short buzzing.
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Source: Baudewijn Odé
Habitat: Coastal sand dunes and south facing cliffs, disused quarries and stony fields.
Phenology: Adults appear in late July through to October and early November.
Distribution: This species is not present in the National Biodiversity Network Database currently (October 2008).